I am working on an experimental networking project. This project will involve a number of twisted-pair to fiber optic media converters.
Due to the number of converters we will be using, we are looking at a common chassis that are meant to hold a number of these converters.
We are looking at a couple of models for the chassis: The D-Link DMC-1000 and the TrendNet TFC-1600. Of course, each chassis has a complete line of network media converters that are meant to be installed in it.
However, it didn't take long to notice how similar the chassis and converters from both D-Link and TrendNet appear. Aside from logos and the like, they seem almost identical.
Does anyone out there know if a D-Link network converter will work in a TrendNet chassis, or vice-versa? Are they part of some standard?